Polyploidy is generally thought of as a genetic mistake. However, it can lead to new and different plant species. How is polyploidy important in producing these new species?

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    By doubling hybrid chromosomes without dividing the cell, new pairs of homologous chromosomes are created, enabling the organism to undergo sexual reproduction.
    By doubling hybrid chromosomes and then dividing the cell, sister chromatids are created, enabling the organism to undergo asexual reproduction.
    By doubling hybrid chromosomes and then dividing the cell, new pairs of homologous chromosomes are created, enabling the organisms to undergo sexual reproduction.
    By doubling hybrid chromosomes without dividing the cell, sister chromatids are created, enabling the organism to undergo asexual reproduction.
asked May 19, 2013 in Biology by anonymous
    

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By doubling hybrid chromosomes without dividing the cell, new pairs of homologous chromosomes are created, enabling the organism to undergo sexual reproduction.
answered May 20, 2013 by Bioshare ~Top Expert~ (34,070 points)

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